Fatal car accidents are always a tragedy. Yet hit-and-run accidents can be especially devastating as it can be difficult to identify the driver at fault and hold them responsible. However, police in Bridgeport recently identified a woman suspected of being behind the wheel in a deadly hit-and-run accident.
Many victims suffer when a car strikes a pedestrian. A particularly appalling pedestrian accident occurred in Hamden, Connecticut on July 11 when a woman with a disability suffered serious injuries in an alleged hit-and-run accident.
Connecticut pedestrians and bicyclists have no protection against vehicles. This disparity was strikingly obvious in an April 27 bicyclist fatality.
Accidents that involve pedestrians are usually somewhat ambiguous when it comes to determining who is at fault and whether the driver is liable to pay for the pedestrian's losses. Many pedestrian accidents in Connecticut and throughout the country involve young children running out into the street. In that case, the liability of the driver is usually extremely difficult to prove.